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LauraElizabeth92 Fri 17-Mar-17 12:18:45

When can I start taking my baby swimming?

Heirhelp Fri 17-Mar-17 12:41:10

As soon as the umbilical cord has fallen off and healed.

JagerPlease Fri 17-Mar-17 14:08:18

In general it will be fine for baby to swim before it's fine for mum due to bleeding/section recovery

mimiholls Fri 17-Mar-17 14:24:08

I started taking mine at 7 weeks.

DubiousCredentials Fri 17-Mar-17 14:31:37

Someone on my local Facebook page was asking this the other day - but seemed to think it was to do with when the baby had its immunisations confused I wanted to reply "it's a baby not a puppy" but restrained myself. He's not going to catch diphtheria in the shallow end grin

I realise you weren't suggesting this yourself op. I was just musing.

mouldycheesefan Fri 17-Mar-17 14:32:56

After immunisations. Mine didn't enjoy it when babies and they turned blue quite quickly I wish now I hadn't bothered!

DubiousCredentials Fri 17-Mar-17 14:35:12

Nhs info www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

Shopkinsdoll Fri 17-Mar-17 14:35:12

I was told by the health visitor it was after jags.

mimiholls Fri 17-Mar-17 15:13:09

You don't need to wait for immunisations. That advice is from the days of live polio vaccine

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